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  Monday, Nov. 4, 2019  
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Open Mind: Supporting our veterans, advancing our mission
By embracing the knowledge and expertise of the veterans and service members at Vanderbilt, the university community expands its scope of diverse perspectives and lived experiences, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest column ahead of Veterans Day next week.
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Visit by acclaimed war journalist to mark Veterans Day at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt will commemorate Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, with several events highlighting the unique roles and sacrifices of military medical workers, with a focus on those who served during the Vietnam War.
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Vanderbilt renames early childhood care and education center The Acorn School
Vanderbilt University has renamed its early childhood care and education center The Acorn School to better reflect the program’s focus on innovative care and learning. In addition, the new name identifies The Acorn School as the early childhood care and education program within the multi-resource Vanderbilt Child and Family Center, a department of Vanderbilt’s Division of Administration.
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Wente and Kopstain to host capital projects and planning town hall Nov. 12
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to provide an update on Academic Affairs capital projects and planning. The event will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.
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Steinem encourages collaboration, cross-generational dialogue for modern feminists during Vanderbilt talk
Feminist activist and award-winning writer Gloria Steinem is hopeful about the future of feminism and its critical role in shaping society and policy around the world, she told Vanderbilt community members during a conversation at Central Library on Nov. 1.
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Heard Libraries to build upon advancements with external review
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and the University Library Committee are welcoming consultants from Athenaeum21 to campus to conduct an external review of the libraries.
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Al Gore to hold ‘24 Hours of Reality’ global climate crisis presentation at Vanderbilt
Former Vice President Al Gore will return to Vanderbilt University Nov. 20 for a global conversation on the climate crisis and its solutions. The presentation—part of a worldwide event called “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action,” led by Gore and The Climate Reality Project, which he founded and chairs—will be in partnership with the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
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School of Nursing and VUMC partnership receives national nursing award
The partnership between Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing with its 2019 New Era for Academic Nursing Award.
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‘An Evening with Governors Bredesen and Haslam’ set for tomorrow
Former Tennessee governors Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam will discuss “Bipartisanship in the Modern Era” on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Vanderbilt University.
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Vanderbilt investigators lead effort to create map of the human kidney
Researchers at Vanderbilt’s Biomolecular Multimodal Imaging Center are working to create a high-resolution, three-dimensional “atlas” of the human kidney that will help future researchers understand what exactly goes wrong when kidneys fail.
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Partisan attacks on class actions unfounded: Vanderbilt law scholar
In a new book, Vanderbilt law professor Brian Fitzpatrick argues for an approach to class action lawsuits that both sides of the aisle can agree on.
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Facilities department to host West End Neighborhood town hall Thursday
The Vanderbilt Facilities department will host a town hall discussing the West End Neighborhood project on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Carmichael Towers East Lounge.
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Register for Center for Teaching’s ‘Learning at Play’ symposium on Friday
“Learning at Play,” a one-day symposium on games for learning and social change, is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8, at Vanderbilt’s Curb Center. Mark Sample, associate professor and chair of digital studies at Davidson College, will give the keynote talk.
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Webinar: ‘Building Relationships for Federal Research Funding’ Nov. 15
A special faculty webinar, “Building Relationships for Federal Research Funding,” is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Baker Building, Room 800C. Remote viewing will be available with advanced registration.
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Vanderbilt to host satellite meeting Nov. 19 of National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education
Vanderbilt will host a satellite meeting of the first Public Summit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The campus event is set for Nov. 19 in The Commons Center Multipurpose Room.
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MLK Commemorative Series seeking proposals for interactive and educational teach-in sessions
Vanderbilt faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate and professional students are invited to submit proposals to lead teach-ins during the university’s 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series.


Take Note

Nominations open for 2019 Commodore Award

Nominate a staff member for the Diversity Leadership Award

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop Nov. 6

Vitality Dance Company presents fall showcase Nov. 7

‘Building a Neuron with Motors and Microtubules’ Nov. 7

Vandy Cooks: ‘Rava Idli and Sambhar’ Nov. 10

Flexner Deans’ Lecture Nov. 11 to discuss caring for urban homeless populations

Life Phase Series: ‘Celebrating Native American Heritage’ Nov. 12

Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Reginald Cannady Nov. 12

2019 Nobel Prize winner in economics to give Steine Lecture Nov. 14

Daylong Vanderbilt Diabetes Day event is Nov. 15

‘Unlocking the Promise of Medicine through Academic and Biotech/Pharma Innovation’ Nov. 15

Limited Submission Opportunity: W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program concept papers

Limited Submission Opportunity: CLIR-Recordings at Risk

Vanderbilt-wide Limited Submission Opportunity: National Comprehensive Cancer Network Foundation 2020 Young Investigator Award


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Master of public health information session
· NOV ·
  Graduate programs in economics to host information session
· NOV ·
  ‘Preventing and Managing High Blood Pressure’
· NOV ·
  REDCap: ‘Getting Started with Forms and Surveys’
· NOV ·
  Tipper Gore to speak at Peabody Library 100th anniversary celebration


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Vanderbilt in the News
Reuters: The top foreign policy gurus in the 2020 Democratic race
Ganesh Sitaraman, professor of law, is highlighted as an unpaid, foreign policy adviser on presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign team.
U.S. News & World Report: Stand by your man
Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, emeritus, is quoted about political allegiance to President Trump.
Nashville Scene: Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture: Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham
The Chancellor’s Lecture Series event featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham, Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair in American Presidency and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science, is highlighted.
The Wall Street Journal: The ‘arms race’ to build a better baby formula
Steven Townsend, assistant professor of chemistry, is quoted.
Ars Technica: Neanderthals were different because their genes were regulated differently
Tony Capra, associate professor of biological sciences, is quoted about the influences of Neanderthal DNA on modern genomes.
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